On This Day

What Happened on September 12, 1936

Day of the Week: Saturday

Historical Events


Sport awardTennis Open

50th US National Championship Women's Tennis, Forest Hills, NY: #3 seed Alice Marble beats top seeded fellow American Helen Jacobs 4-6, 6-3, 6-2

Tennis Champion Alice Marble
Tennis Champion
Alice Marble
  • US National Championship Men's Tennis: Englishman Fred Perry wins his 8th and final Grand Slam event before turning pro; beats American Don Budge 2-6, 6-2, 8-6, 1-6, 10-8

Famous Weddings

  • "first Irish movie star" actress Maureen O'Sullivan (25) weds film director John Farrow (32)

Famous Deaths

  • Hermann Hirt, German linguist (Indo-European Grammar), dies at 70